Scanning laser system for photodynamic therapy of choroidal neovascularization.

  title={Scanning laser system for photodynamic therapy of choroidal neovascularization.},
  author={A. Obana and Yuko Gohto},
  journal={Lasers in surgery and medicine},
  volume={30 5},
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES In order to improve selectivity of photodynamic therapy (PDT) to choroidal neovascularization (CNV) associated with age-related macular degeneration, a laser scanning technique was applied to perform focal laser irradiation to the retina, and the occlusion effects of a new device to the choriocapillaris were evaluated in primate eyes. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS The device contains lasers for fundus observation of 785 nm and for PDT of 670 nm, matching the… CONTINUE READING